[rspec-users] RCov / RSpec segfaults on Ubuntu

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 12:30:42 EDT 2008

On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 12:36 PM, Matt Wynne <matt at mattwynne.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I appreciate that this is not an RSpec question, but I wondered if anyone
> out there can offer some pointers. We're using the latest versions of RSpec
> and RCov, and ruby --version says this (on the Ubuntu build server):
> ruby 1.8.6 (2008-07-17 patchlevel 279) [x86_64-linux]
> We're getting intermittent (yes, intermittent!) segfaults from the build
> when running code coverage.
> It works on my (OS X 10.4) machine ;)
> I can't see how to report bugs with RCov - the FAQ 'your question here'[1]
> doesn't offer my anywhere to type anything. It's also suggested elsewhere on
> the site that you can report issues on the release notes page[2], and I can
> see plenty of other peoples' feedback, but again I can't see any way to
> offer any of my own.
> I must be missing something really obvious here - can anyone help me to get
> in touch with whatever RCov 'community' exists?
> Failing that - any good resources / tips for working around these segfault
> issues - any 'no go areas' we can just avoid in our specs? I noticed, for
> example, that one of our projects consistently segfaulted on this line:
> /vendor/plugins/rspec/lib/spec/mocks/message_expectation.rb:41: [BUG]
> Segmentation fault
> Any pointers greatly appreciated.

http://github.com/spicycode/rcov/tree/master (I believe this fixes
some of the problems)


> cheers,
> Matt
> [1]http://eigenclass.org/hiki/rcov+FAQ#l11
> [2]http://eigenclass.org/hiki/rcov-0.8.1
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